Industry news 5/6/21

May 6, 2021

Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock reiterated the agency's commitment to food safety in‘Not on my watch’ says acting FDA commissioner about neglecting food safety,” in a speech to the Alliance for a Stronger FDA from Food Safety News.

UEP President Chad Gregory is quoted in “Dozen of eggs may cost you – more,” regarding reform of the Massachusetts cage-free standards law, which takes effect in January 2022.

USDA is seeking nominees for the American Egg Board. Nomination forms, a list of the three areas and the certified eligible operations within each area are available on the Agricultural Marketing Service American Egg Board webpage.

Cooper Farms finalizes full ownership of CW Egg,” was reported in

Construction is nearly complete on “Center Fresh building cage-free system,” from Sioux Center News.

In this video interview, Brett Ramirez, agricultural engineering and animal science professor at Iowa State University, talks about “Efficient manure drying specific to layer house type,” from

Ag groups send climate letter to trade ambassador,” after U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai made remarks about trade and climate change in a speech on April 15.